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“Fascinating” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 East 61st Street, New York City, NY 10065 (Manhattan)
212-838-6878
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Ranked #163 of 634 Attractions in New York City
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house and converted into a day hotel in 1826, the Museum transports visitors back to a 19th-century country resort for New Yorkers escaping the crowded city below 14th Street. Enjoy a guided tour of eight period rooms, browse in the gift shop, and linger in the secret garden.
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

This place is amazing. I had the most wonderful tour guide. She knew and understood the history of the house and New York well. This ranks as one of the best house tours I have ever had. The house is a fascinating glimpse of New York history. Step back in time and experience early New York.

Visited May 2012
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“new yorks history among the sky skyscrapers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

fell in love with this attraction a well preserved house that was a guest house and a home it has been restored to its magnificence the tour was really informative all the rooms had original furniture of the period a must for someone who wants to know the history of New York the gardens are well kept in the original style jewel in the city

Visited January 2012
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“History and country life in busy NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My wife and I were were walking from 2nd ave and stopped at this lovely place that stood out in busy NYC. It looked like a cottage from around the 18th century. I have seen it before and we decided to visit it. It is a museum and the entrance fee is what you would like to contribute. It has tremendous history of not just NYC but of colonial NYC. It is a cottage that has been maintained with all the insides with the furnishings. It is something that you would expect to see someplace very far remote. The grounds, a little small, is very lovely. You can sit and read and it is a little oasis. A break away from where you are. You are a couple of blocks away from the 59th St Bridge and the tramway to Roosevelt Island. The nice stretch of restaurants on 2nd Avenue. The stretch of parkway along the FDR Drive. We had a very lovely tour guide, a volunteer who goes to college in the city. No pressure tour and run.

Visited March 2012
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“How to re-live history in a beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

Visting the Mount Vernon Hotel and Museum is like turning the pages of a history book and stepping in at the same time. It is a wonderful experience for both young and old. Be prepared for authentic architecture, historically profound artifacts and very knowledgeable docents that lead the way. The garden is a sight not to be missed.
A must see on your next visit to New York City. A hidden gem on the Eastside.

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